New U2 on the Horizon for March
The band is well pleased with finished product, and will naturally tour at some point in the New Year to support their newest work.
"We've learnt a few things over the years," said The Edge. "So I think (the album) could be a bringing-to-bear of all those eureka moments from the past."
Of course they're famous around the world for their music, but never let it be said that the U2 members don't know how to take care of the business side of things. Several financial outlets reported this week that the band made some money - like, $25 million or so - through selling stock options that they were guaranteed through their promoter Live Nation.
Back in March U2 signed a 12-year deal with Live Nation, which included a guaranteed $25 million in stock. The band sold their shares, which were valued at $6 million, last week, and Live Nation was obligated to make up the $19 million difference.
"U2 may have needed the funds for holiday shopping, but it wasn't exactly ideal timing for Live Nation, which surely would have much preferred the band wait until their stock was worth more," said a report on CNBC.com.
Sounds like U2 got exactly what they were looking for as the depressing 2008 draws to a merciful close.